Portland Trail Blazers veteran Carmelo Anthony was the recipient of the 2021 award , and had it presented to him by Abdul-Jabbar himself. Kevin Durant leaves his ex-Warriors teammate from his dream team to play for the two Lakers instead. The team this year of Team USA is far from the all-time great assemblage of players from the 1992 United States men's Olympics team comprised of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. But the 2021 Americans aren't all that bad.
Nets star Kevin Durant leads a group which includes Jayson Tatum, Damian Lillard and Devin Booker. COVID-19's protocols have caused Team USA to lose their training. Their Friday match against Australia was canceled. But the team is ready to compete at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25 in the first game playing France.
Prior to playing on players who are overflowing with All-Stars, Durant was asked about what his ideal team would look likeand he certainly delivered. Durant revealed his dream starting lineup. Durant together with Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki and Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, are on the cover of NBA 2K 22, which was announced this week.
Durant helped promote the game by answering the question. This question is always the attention of everyone: Which current NBA players would Durant choose to be his primary line-up? "I always have trouble when I'm asked such questions since I'm likely to forget who I'm talking about," Durant said in an interview that was posted on Twitter by @boardroom. "There are so many fantastic players."
Durant always seemed for his teammates here. K.D. is in Brooklyn's championship window, and the team is at the center of it. is smart enough not to cause any disruption to their developing chemistry. So it's not surprising to see him select James Harden and Kyrie Irving, who are, despite Durant's prejudice, are definitely worthy picks with 16 All-Star Game selections between the two of them.